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The 2014 State Fair of Texas Discounts and Deals
The State Fair of Texas offers several different discounts and deals -- some benefit the North Texas Food Bank. You can feel good about saving money and helping a worthy cause at the same time.
Oh Dallas! You're Such a Foodie!
There are some great foods at the State Fair of Texas. Yes, many of them are fried. Here are my top picks.
The Best Places to Host a Birthday Party in...
Need to plan a kid's birthday party? Unwrap all the details on where to have a great birthday party in Dallas-Fort Worth, including zoos, museums, and more.
DFW Pumpkin Patches
Picking out your own pumpkin to decorate for fall of Halloween is a fun family tradition. DFW pumpkin farms make a great backdrop for taking family photos.
Texas Star Lights Up the Big Texas Sky
The Texas Star is a 212.5-foot-tall ferris wheel at Fair Park in Texas. It made its first appearance at the 1985 State Fair of Texas and has run every year since. With 44 gondolas able to seat six people each, up to 264 riders can be on the wheel at once.
Yummy Food Like Frozen Bananas and Smoked...
On a gluten-free diet? Believe it or not, there are some G-F foods that you can enjoy at the State Fair of Texas. Cotton candy is a yes!
There's Time to Deck the Halls, Check Out the...
Need a break from shopping, baking and mailing holiday cards,create some new traditions with family and friends at DFW’s favorite holiday-themed entertainment venues. The metroplex has many holiday events that will be fun for the entire family. Take some time out of your hectic schedule to have a little holiday fun.
October Festivals in Dallas-Fort Worth
DFW has some cool festivals going on in October.
Discounts for Seniors and Millitary Personnel
Many DFW businesses offer senior citizen and/or military discounts.
November 2013 Activities in Dallas/Fort Worth
November brings cooler temperatures, great events and Thanksgiving.
Where to Buy Halloween Costumes in Dallas-Fort...
DFW has some great stores where you can shop for Halloween costumes.
Halloween Activities in DFW
Here are some of the greatest Halloween activities for DFW. Don't forget your costume.
Where to Shop for Prom and Quinceanera Dresses...
Dallas-Fort Worth is a shopping mecca for formal wear, including dresses for prom, formal dances, and quinceaneras.
Rules for Tailgating at a Dallas Cowboys...
Jerry Jones wants you to have a good time tailgating at AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but there are some rules you must follow.
State Fair of Texas Attractions, Midway, Shows...
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Don't miss the greatest state fair in the United States!
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 6.
Attention Boys and Ghouls: Halloween Fun Ahead!
The DFW area has some of the spookiest haunted houses and some of the nation's largest haunted houses -- including one that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Fall Things to Do in DFW
Fall weather brings lots of outdoor activities for you to enjoy in DFW. Don't miss pumpkin patches, Halloween events, the State Fair of Texas and so much more.
13 Top Restaurants in the DFW Area
Whether you're in the mood for a Prime Steak, vegetarian or Diver Sea Scallops, here are some of the best five-star restaurants in DFW.
New Things You Should Try at the State Fair of...
Here are some new things you should try out at the 2014 State Fair of Texas.
DFW Celebrates New Year's Eve
Ring in the New Year with an awesome celebration. Some are elegant sit-down dinners and some are on-your-feet-dancing parties. Many are some combination of the two. Some are non-traditional ways to celebrate like Prairie Lights or the Dallas Stars hockey game.
Sixth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards
The eight finalists for the Sixth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards were announced Wednesday. Make plans now to attend the State Fair of Texas.
IMAX Theatres in DFW
For a really big screen experience, check out an IMAX theatre. The screen is so wide and so high that you will feel you are inside the film, but the size of the image does not diminish the quality. IMAX films come in all varieties, from museum-quality documentaries to the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
DFW Holiday Concerts and Shows
DFW has some great Christmas shows, musicals and comedies -- perfect for the entire family.
DFW Restaurants Serving Up Thanksgiving Feasts
If you don't want to spend time cooking and doing all the dishes yourself, take the family to one of DFW's restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving.
For 72 Hours Only, Southwest Celebrates...
For 72 hours only, Southwest Airlines celebrates Halloween with spooktacular low fares.
October Calendar of Events 2013
October means fall in Texas. It's time for football, tailgate parties, festivals, concerts, the State Fair of Texas, pleasant temperatures and so much more.
DFW Holiday Lights Displays
DFW has many unique holiday lighting displays to view. Admission is usually free.
Autumn at the Arboretum
Autumn at the Arboretum is a beautiful transition of the garden from spring colors to radiant fall colors.
Where to Get Free Flu Shots in Dallas County
If you're unemployed, have no insurance or you're on Medicaid, you can get a free flu shot for yourself or your child in Dallas County.
"Fright Fest" at Six Flags Over Texas
Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas is a transormation from theme park to SCREAM PARK!
Dallas-Fort Worth Events Calendar December
Enjoy the ho-ho-holidays with fun events in DFW.
Great Wolf Lodge Equals Great Fun in Grapevine
Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park located in Grapevine, Texas. It becomes an outdoor waterpark too during the summer months.
Eight Finalists Named for Big Tex Choice Awards
If you love fried foods, you have to go to the State Fair of Texas.
Southwest Airlines Lowers Fall Travel Fares
Southwest Airlines lowers fares for fall through August 1, 2011.
Don't Miss the Great Live Music at the 2015...
2015 State Fair of Texas Concert Series - State Fair of Texas Concerts
School Districts in the Dallas Fort Worth...
More than six million people live in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and more than forty school districts serve the areas in and around Dallas and Fort Worth.
Eggscelent DFW Brunch Destinations
Many restaurants in DFW offer brunch on the weekends, including buffets and bottomless mimosas. Here is a guide to the restaurants you should try.
Photo Gallery: Foods From the State Fair of Texas
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012.
How Did Chicken Fried Lobster NOT Win?
New Food at the 2015 State Fair of Texas - 2015 Big Tex Choice Award Winners
A Walking Tour of Downtown Dallas
Enjoy this walking tour which takes you past some of downtown Dallas's nicest parks and well-known buildings. The entire tour can be completed in about forty-five minutes, but I encourage you to stop and relax in the parks, take in some shopping, and try the restaurants along the way.
Holiday in the Park Opens at Six Flags Over Texas
Come celebrate the season as Six Flags Over Texas transforms into a magical wonderland.
Where to Buy a Fried Turkey in DFW
Why not spice up your Thanksgiving meal with a Cajun Fried Turkey? You can still make dressing and sweet potatoes.
Fletcher's Original Corny Dogs
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 7.
Stores in Dallas-Fort Worth Specializing in...
Tis the season to shop for holiday decorations for your home. Here are several stores that offer artificial Christmas trees, tree stands, prelit trees, wreaths, beautiful decorations and holiday home decor.
A Kids' Party at Build-A-Bear Workshop
Build-A-Bear Workshop lets the kids create their own stuffed animal, dress them, and accessorize them. The only limit is their imagination (and your wallet). Build-A-Bear Workshop offers party planning for groups of more than six.
Black Dog Man
Photos taken of the area on the day of the Kennedy assassination have been pored over by investigators and theorists alike in the years since. One mystery still unsolved is that of a mysterious silhouette leaning on the fence at the top of the grassy knoll. If you squint at the original photo, it looks like a black dog, hence the nickname “Black Dog Man”. Page 6.
Living in Downtown Plano Texas
Downtown Plano has upscale, affordable apartments, art galleries and museums, restaurants, shopping, theatres, and a large park to relax in. Charming neighborhood filled with early twentieth-century homes lie within easy walking distance.
8 Best Cupcake Shops in Dallas-Fort Worth
Cupcakes are quite possibly the perfect dessert. They're great for parties and the perfect little sugar fix. Here are the best cupcakes Dallas has to offer.
DFW Area Water Parks
Texas summers are hot and water parks are a great way to chill. Most parks open in May and remain open until Labor Day weekend.
Looking at Elm Street from the Grassy Knoll
This photo was taken from the grassy knoll. The route of the presidential motorcade would have taken John F. Kennedy across this view twice. Page 5.
7 Terrifying Things You'll Only See at the...
Here are some things you didn't know where scary at the 2014 State Fair of Texas.
I Bet You'll have a Great Time Betting on the...
Lone Star Park - Horse Racing in DFW - Grand Prairie
Dallas Cowboys Enshrined in the Pro Football...
There are 12 Dallas Cowboys enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The list includes 10 players, Head Coach Tom Landry, and Dallas Cowboys President/General Manager Tex Schramm.
10 Great Taco Places in Dallas
From state-infused Tex-Mex style to authentic family recipes, there’s a taco for every palate. Here are the ten best tacos in Dallas.
Head to the Midway for Rides, Adventure and...
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 8.
Texas SkyWay
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 11.
A Walking Tour of Downtown Plano
Like so many cities, Plano's downtown revitalization effort has paid off. Downtown is now a thriving location for restaurants, retail, and living.
Dallas World Aquarium
The Dallas World Aquarium showcases a variety of exotic and endangered species in a series of ecosystems designed to make the animals feel at home. Visitors wind through the exhibits on gently sloped paths with plenty of places for grandparents and toddlers to sit a moment. Three restaurants provide fine dining—and kids' meals—at the end of an enjoyable visit.
DFW's Best Barbecue: Briskets, Ribs and Smoked...
DFW loves us some barbecue! Who do you think smokes the best meat? Here's a look at some of the best barbecue joints in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Smoking Man Drain
In 1997, researchers tested a long-standing theory that someone could have hidden in the storm drain, shot President Kennedy, and escaped under the city. Page 7.
Where to Buy a Texas Rangers World Series...
World Series t-shirts are available in a very limited supply at DFW retailers. Words spreads quickly when the trucks arrive at your favorite sporting good stores and the shirts and flying out the doors as quickly as they enter.
Collin Creek Mall Plans First Fall Festival
Family Fall Festival planned at Collin Creek Mall in Plano.
Free Museums in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
Dallas has museums with world-class art, in-depth history, and unique exhibits. These are some of the free museums in the Metroplex.
JFK Memorial
Less than two blocks away from where President Kennedy was shot, the city of Dallas and many donors erected a monument to the fallen president. The JFK Memorial is a simple monument. Page 8.
Friendly Texans Helping Texans
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 14.
Shopping at the Fair
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 10.
Midway Fun: Airplanes
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 9.
Grapevine Mills Mall
Grapevine Mills Mall is just north of the DFW airport. A popular shopping destination for locals and tourists, the mall has food, entertainment, and organized activities like MallWalkers and a kids' club.
When to Run For Your Life Dorothy -- and When...
It's tornado season in North Texas. And yes, we do live in Tornado Alley. Here are some suggestions on how to be safe during a severe storm in the DFW area.
Cheers! Blue Martini at the Shops at Legacy
Blue Martini is a new, upscale bar/lounge that's a one-stop destination for dining, drinking and dancing at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas.
Belly Dancing at the Fair
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 12.
Inside the JFK Memorial
Inside the JFK Memorial is a low granite square with the name John Fitzgerald Kennedy carved in it and painted gold to reflect the light from the white walls. Page 9.
Grassy Knoll
Many witnesses claim they heard shots coming from the grassy knoll on the north side of Elm Street. The grassy knoll affords a clear view of the length of Elm Street. Page 4.
Professional Baseball in the Dallas Fort Worth...
The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex has five professional baseball teams. The Texas Rangers, a Major League team, play at the Ballpark at Arlington. The Frisco Roughriders, affiliate to the Texas Rangers, play at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. The Fort Worth Cats play at historic LaGrave Field and the Tarrant Blue Thunder play at Crosstimbers Ballpark in North Richland Hills. The Grand Prairie AirHogs play at the Stadium at Lone Star Park.
Walking Tour of the West End Historic District...
The West End is full of restaurants, bars and entertainment in Dallas.
State Fair Culture
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 13.
How to Celebrate July 4th: Fireworks in the...
DFW celebrates July 4th in a big way -- as only Texans can. Addison's Kaboom Town! is one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.
Reunion Tower
Reunion Tower is a highlight of the Dallas skyline.
DFW Charities: Where to Discard Your Old Stuff...
DFW has abundance of local charities that would love to have your unwanted items. Your trash might be someone else's treasure.
A Timeline of the JFK Assassination
When was JFK shot? What time was Lee Harvey Oswald arrested? The events of the JFK assassination happened quickly on Nov 22, 1963. Here is a brief timeline touching on the major points of the day and those following.
Dove Hunting in Texas: Where to Purchase Your...
September 1, 2011 is the beginning of dove hunting season in Texas.
Register for SLANT
SLANT Dallas.
November Festivals
November is a cool time for a festival! Don't miss the Romanian Festival in Colleyville.
Best Places in DFW for Chocolate
Chocolate is a romantic indulgence -- perfect for Valentine's Day or anyday that ends in
JFK Memorial Plaque
JFK Memorial Plaque. Dallas. Page 10.
Mom and Dad: be cool! Shop where the teens really want to shop. You'll save more if they wear what you buy. Page 10.
Fried Oreos
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Page 10.
Fried Cuban Roll: The State Fair of Texas "Best...
Have you tried the Fried Cuban Sandwich at the State Fair of Texas? Hear me now, believe me later -- it's good!
Dallas Blooms! at the Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Blooms! is the celebration of spring with 500,000 blooming bulbs at the Dallas Arboretum through April 8, 2013.
The State Fair of Texas Debuts Summer...
Enjoy a little State Fair of Texas this summer with the new Summer Adventures in Fair Park opening in May 2013. Rides, attractions, museums, a Flow Rider and more fun for your summer entertainment.
Kids and Kids at Heart Should Visit Trains this...
The Ronald McDonald House Trains Exhibit Rolls Through Dallas this Holiday Season November 22, 2014 through January 4, 2015 at NorthPark Center.
Preston Hollow
One of the most desirable Dallas neighborhoods is Preston Hollow. President Bush lives here.
Relax This Easter: Enjoy One of Dallas' Best...
Many DFW restaurants are offering special Easter brunch menus and lavish buffets to help you celebrate spring.
Mobile Pet Grooming
Mobile Pet Grooming
Dallas Galleria
The Galleria Dallas is an upscale shopping mall located at the intersection of I-635 and the Dallas North Tollway. Anchor stores include Macy's, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Don't miss great shopping at American Girl Boutique and Bistro, Tiffany & Co, Banana Republic, Gap, and the Westin Galleria.
The Best Margaritas in Dallas
When it's 110 degrees in August, what tastes better than an icy margarita? Here's a guide to the ten best margaritas throughout DFW.
Fried Lemonade
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 24 through October 17, 2010
Fried Tamales
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Page 6.
Five Knitteries You Shouldn't Miss
Knitting boutiques are as unique as their owners. While most will carry a good selection of high-end yarns and patterns, the precise stock will vary according to the owners' likes as well as the likes and interests of their customers. The social aspect of knitting is another important consideration when choosing a store. All these knitteries have classes and other gatherings.
Texas Fried Frito Pie
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Page 4.
Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free in DFW
Several DFW area restaurants offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal. Enjoy!
Chicken Fried Bacon
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Page 8.
The Shuttle to the Entrance
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010.
Fort Worth Independent School District
The Fort Worth Independent School District is the fifth largest school district in Texas with nearly 80,000 students. Fort Worth ISD serves the cities of Fort Worth, Benbrook, Westover Hills, Westworth Village, Haltom City, Forest Hills, and some unincorporated portions of Tarrant County with 80 elementary schools, 24 niddle schools, 13 high schools and 27 special campuses.
Malls in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex seemingly has malls tucked in every corner. Discover shopping centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Cotton Candy
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 24 through October 17, 2010. Page 7.
Little Hands on the Farm Vegetable Garden
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 5.
State Fair of Texas Gets a Bar! Main Stage Bar...
Main Stage Bar and Grill is the place where adults can enjoy good food and a beer in a 21-and-up setting.
Six Flags Over Texas Celebrates 50 Years in...
Six Flags Over Texas celebrates 50 years in Arlington, Texas.
Unique Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in...
If you're looking for wine and roses, this isn't the place. No ordinary stuff here.
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
The annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been going on for more than a century. Every year, animals from around the state and some from around the world show and compete at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Fort Worth Cultural District.
Spring Break in Dallas: Museums, Art, and More...
How about a staycation when Spring Break rolls around mid-March? The DFW area has many great things to do over the break from school.
Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms!, Autumn at the...
The Dallas Arboretum is a 66-acre garden that promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture.
New Rules for Attending Dallas Cowboys Games:...
You can't bring a big purse, diaper bag or fanny pack to AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but then again, why would you want to anyway?
Deep Fried Latte
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Page 9.
Tornado Alley 3D Film at Perot Museum of Nature...
Check out the Tornado Alley 3D Film at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Fried Chocolate
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Page 2.
Fun For All Ages
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 3.
Texas School Book Depository Sniper's Nest
The Warren Commission believed that Lee Harvey Oswald fired out of a corner window on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Cardboard boxes were found arranged in a “sniper's nest” looking over Houston Street and Elm Street. Page 2.
NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center, located on Central Expressway in Dallas, is an upscale shopping center.
Living Downtown
For a long time, downtown Dallas was the business district and nothing else. Streets cleared out shortly after five. Historic buildings sat empty at night, some empty during the day. In the last decade, the city of Dallas and several developers have made a concerted effort to bring life back to downtown. Nowadays, downtown still has the businesses, but the efforts have brought in urban dwellers, more shopping, nightlife—downtown Dallas has a character all its own.
Texas Fried Caviar
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Page 3.
Health Fairs
There are many health fairs and wellness opportunities in DFW.
Are Your Vaccines Up to Date?
Texas children must adhere to certain vaccine requirements to attend school or daycare. Find out which are required before school starts.
Here are some fun ways to celebrate Breast...
Breast Cancer Awareness - Dallas Events for Susan G Komen Norma's Cafe
Best Restaurants in Sundance Square
Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth, Texas has a wide selection of restaurants -- from fast food to fine dining. Here's a guide to finding the best restaurants in Sundance Square.
Holiday at the Arboretum: "It's a Fairy Tale...
Enjoy a compilation of hundreds of Santas in all shapes, sizes and colors from private collections on display in the DeGolyer Estate.
Best Places for Beer and Wine at the State Fair...
There's nothing more refreshing to chase a corny dog with than a cold beer at the State Fair of Texas. Here are some must-try places for beer and wine.
Admiral's Club in Terminal C at Dallas-Fort...
The Admiral's Club in Terminal C at DFW provides a nice place to unwind and relax before a flight or during a layover. Quiet, free wi-fi, full bar, and decent snack menu makes the time pass quickly.
Texas School Book Depository
The Texas School Book Depository houses offices and the Sixth Floor Museum, a fascinating look at the life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the national mood in the years leading up to and during his presidency, and the ideas and evidence behind many of the conspiracy theories that have developed since his death.
Thanksgiving Celebrations in DFW
Thanksgiving is an excellent excuse to gather around the table with family and friends, eat delicious meals and watch some great football. In 2013, Thanksgiving Day is November 28th.
Top 5 Astronomy Clubs in the Metroplex
The Dallas area contains a plethora of astronomy clubs, many with around one hundred members, so it's clearly a popular hobby. Here are just a few of the local astronomy clubs.
"Autumn at the Arboretum" Brings Spectacular...
Autumn at the Arboretum is one of the most colorful and wonderful times to visit the Dallas Arboretum.
Little Hands on the Farm
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 4.
Dallas Mavericks Beat Los Angeles Lakers in...
The Dallas Mavericks beat the LA Lakers in LA tonight 93-81 in game 2 of the NBA playoffs, second round.
DFW Fun: April Calendar of Events
From Easter events to Major League Baseball, here is a list of what to see and things to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for April 201t.
Mother's Day in DFW
Mother's Day is always the second Sunday in May. In 2013, it's on Sunday, May 12.
A Quick Guide to Fort Worth's Crowley...
Crowley Independent School District, located south of Fort Worth, has nearly 15,000 students. It serves the cities of Crowley, Edgecliff Park, and a portion of Fort Worth.
Elm Place
Some theories of the Kennedy assassination point out that a second-floor window was partially open on the Elm Place building. Page 3.
DFW Restaurants Open Christmas Eve or Christmas...
A number of DFW restaurants are open Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Old Mill Inn at Fair Park
The Old Mill Inn at Fair Park provides home-cooked fare at reasonable prices. The menu offers a simple assortment of soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees, but we found it had plenty for us.
The Best Enchiladas in Dallas-Fort Worth
DFW is home to some of the best Mexican food in the world. Who makes the best enchiladss? This is sure to stir up some controversy. Want to start a heated debate? Talk DFW Mexican food.
DFW-Based Fortune 500 Companies
There are 24 Fortune 500 companies based in the DFW area.
Giant Spider Web at Lake Tawakoni
In August 2007, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials noticed a huge spiderweb spanning two-hundred feet of trail. Primarily formed by long-jawed orb weavers, the spiderweb spread out to cover more territory by Labor Day. Page 9.
Gay Bars in Oak Lawn
Oak Lawn is a wealthy part of Dallas with many high-rise condos, apartments and townhomes. Oak Lawn is known for its fabulous restaurants, bars and clubs. Many in this area cater to the gay and lesbian community.
Arlington Independent School District
Arlington Independent School District is the eighth largest school district in Texas and the 66th in the nation with more than 63,000 students.
The Old Red Courthouse in Downtown Dallas
The Old Red Courthouse in downtown Dallas is a fine example of the courthouse-building fervor that swept through Texas in the 1880s and 1890s. In an imposing Romanesque style with turrets and gargoyles (actually wyverns), the courthouse dominates the area near Dealey Plaza, even though it is not as tall as many of the surrounding buildings.
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in the Dallas...
You don't have to be a vegan or vegetarian to enjoy a great meatless meal in DFW. Check out one of these. Page 1 of 2.
Photo Gallery: The State Fair of Texas Auto Show
The State Fair of Texas Auto Show is a 300,000 sq. ft. extravaganza and plays an integral role in the annual exposition, which runs from September 28 through October 12, 2012.

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